Friday, May 27, 2011

Visiting the University of California, Riverside


On May 23rd, 50 DATA sophmores and juniors took a day out to visit the University of California at Riverside.

Students received a general campus tour and spent time with an admissions counselor, but the special part of the day came from meeting and interacting directly with several UC professors.

Students first heard a screenwriting / play writing presentation from Stuart Krieger and Rickerby Hinds, two theatre professors with equally impressive resumes. Both emphasized the importance of story, supporting creativity and out of the box thinking, as well as taking a chance to pursue your artistic passion while you are young.

After hearing from several members of the Chicano Student Program on what to expect as a student at UCR, DATA students heard from Derek Burrill, an associate professor from the Media and Cultural Studies department. Derek stimulated the student's understanding of the cultural impacts of video gaming on our society with questions and ideas from current research.

The day ended with an after hours visit to the California Museum of Photography's Digital Studio program.

32 comments:

  1. I had so much fun on this field trip because I'm going to this university. I went because i wanted to see the campus, the classes they have, and if it is a great university. I am for sure to go to this university and i will try my best to go.

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  2. I remember going to trips similar to this one with the Digital Arts Technology Academy. I'm sure that the juniors had a great experience because I know I did. Also, these trips helped me when looking for a college to attend.

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  3. The UCR field trip was an amazing trip that really opened my eyes too the future. The Campus was really nice and very well laid out too benefits the students in many ways. The students we talked too were a real eye opener and gave me confidence in myself too go too college. I cant wait too visit my next college and further prepare myself for my future.

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  4. The trip to UCR was a great opportunity to know what to expect when going the collage. I learn that there are many people trying to make a difference in their community and and in other peoples lives. I know now from the trip that not every collage has the classes you want to take so you have to take that into consideration when looking for a school. I also learned that you can get a lot of help like financial aid, scholarships, and there are many groups that are willing to help you.

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  5. I thought the trip to UCR was a great learning experience.I saw the diversity of many different groups on campus.I also learned that you have to try different classes to find the class of your preference .That you might think you have the classes that you want and it might turn out that it just wasn't working for you.So try and search what you really want to do.

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  6. The trip to UCR was a great experience for me because it was my first ever time going to an actual university. It really opened my eyes to see how important it is for us students to take the opportunities we have in high school right now, because in the future it can really helps us in college. The campus was really nice and I really liked how their was a lot of different ethnic groups.

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  7. The trip to UCR was a wonderful experience! It was my first time visiting an actual university and it completely changed my perspective on the college life. It motivated me even more to strive for my goal of reaching a four university. I hope this college trip wasn't my last because this trip alone expanded my views on college.

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  8. I learned a lot when I went to UCR. Not every college has the majors you are looking for. There were a lot of different clubs that were interesting like the Chicano Student Program. Professors informed us about the criteria they taught like screen writing. The experience really inspired me to pursue my dream and go to college.

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  9. Going to UCR was a great campus to visit. Through out the trip i was getting more interested also by the way our guide talked about it. Further into the trip when we all came together and heard some of the professors talk it just made my mind think of more subjects that are offered and how the described the school. Also hearing some of the students talk about their experiences and how they accomplished going there,inspired me to keep trying and complete ambitions and that UCR offers a lot.

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  10. The trip to UCR was a great opportunity for us students to be prepared and to know what to expect in college life. I know now that you should do everything possible in high school that would further help you in college. The campus was really nice, and also meeting the people their was helpful because they explain how classes work and what is needed to attend UCR.

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  11. The students who were able to go to the UC Riverside trip are very lucky. I was not able to join, but I heard great stories about the trip. Like the photography museum and all of its photography.

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  12. It's so cool that the lower classman are opening up their eyes to new things. And the thing I'm going to miss most about DATA is going on the University trips. I've heard many good things come from this school and for the children to strive hard enough to get there from going on this trip is really something.

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  13. Jose Estrada: I wish I went to this field trip.

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  14. This field trip was an amazing experience! I learned so much and it was a great time getting to hear all the students talk about their college life and the things to come for the students who want to continue off to college after high school.

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  15. The trip to UCR was an amazing opportunity, because it gives you the opportunity to experience what life is going to be like after high school. Unfortunately i was unable to attend this field trip. From what i heard from other students was that this was an experience that they will never forget.

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  16. Jonathan Lopez: Wish I would have gone to UCR..

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  17. Having the opportunity to go to UCR was amazing. There are a variety of different race which makes it different from all the other universities. The college students really made me focus on my future and making the right decision for my success. They made me realize that no matter the hardships of your life, you can overcome them. If you put your mind to it, you can and will make it to a university.

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  18. Reymundo HernandezJune 6, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    It's too bad that I didn't go on this field trip because it looks like it was a lot of fun and a really rewarding experience.

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  19. The trip to UCR was a blast. I learned a lot. For example, you don't have to go into college with a set degree. That was a relief to me because i still don't know what i want to do when i graduate high school.

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  20. This would of been fun to go...

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  21. If i would've had the chance to got on this trip i know i would take in all of the information these experts could give.

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  22. I had so much fun on this field trip! I learned a lot.

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  23. Wish I would have gone to UCR.

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  24. I wish I could have gone on this trip. I heard some people really liked the school while others weren't that fond of it.

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  25. It must have been great going to UCR
    I wish I could have gone!

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  26. Viviana Gaytan: The trip to UCR looked like a lot of fun, and it's a shame we didn't get to go.

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  27. :/ Wish I could of been there...

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  28. The trip to UCR was very beneficial. It opened my eyes to other schools and majors. It also made me want to go to that school but I'm still indecisive.

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  29. This trip to UCR was probably the best trip by far, I loved how the campus was put together, and all the classes they offered. The speakers we had were so enthusiastic about the college and it got me wanting to go there after I transfer to COD. It will definitely be a school I'll be looking at.

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  30. The UCR trip was one of the best campuses I had been to, the experience was good because it really opened my eyes and made me want to go there after high school.

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  31. The UCR field trip really inspired me too strive too work hard too go to college. All the students and professors really caught my attention and opened my eyes too the possibilities of the future.

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  32. The UCR field trip was an amazing experience and very helpful. I appreciated the time and effort the staff and students took for us to make worth our wild. The teachers were very far and wise in their careers and gave very valuable advice. And the students gave us an upper hand by telling us about their past experiences and how they got to where they are today. My time for college will soon come.

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